ERIC Number: ED229065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Landsat Technology Transfer to the Private and Public Sectors through Community Colleges and Other Locally Available Institutions, Phase II Program. Final Report.
Rogers, Robert H.
In 1979, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM) initiated a program to investigate methods of making Landsat (satellite imagery) technology available to private sector firms through a network comprising NASA, a university or research institute, local community colleges, and private and public organizations. The program gives local users an opportunity to obtain hands-on training in Landsat data analysis and Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques, using a desk-top, interactive Remote Analysis Station (RAS). The RAS communicates with a central computing facility and provides for the generation of land use and land suitability maps and other data products via remote command. This report on the second-year accomplishments of the Landsat technology transfer program begins by outlining the objectives and activities of Phases I and II. The next section summarizes Phase II accomplishments, including the involvement of more colleges and local users; the upgrading of the operational capabilities of RAS terminals, host software, and training materials; and the development of technology transfer programs on a self-sustaining basis. This section also specifies ERIM's role in technology transfer and reviews developments at particular colleges. The final section presents conclusions regarding the program network, private sector participants, and training materials, and offers recommendations regarding universities and research institutes, community colleges, and computer-time share companies. (HB)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Cartography, Community Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs, Cooperative Programs, Government School Relationship, Information Utilization, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Land Use, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Satellites (Aerospace), School Business Relationship, Technology Transfer, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, MD. Goddard Space Flight Center.
Authoring Institution: Environmental Research Inst. of Michigan, Ann Arbor.